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Imagination and play in the electronic age / by Singer, Dorothy G.; Singer, Jerome L.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-201) and index.
Subjects: Play.; Imagination in children.; Television and children.; Computers and children.;
© 2005., Harvard University Press,
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An imaginative approach to teaching / by Egan, Kieran.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-236) and index.Introduction : imagination underfoot -- A tool kit for learning : story, metaphor, binary opposites, rhyme, rhythm, and pattern, jokes and humor, mental imagery, gossip, play, mystery, embryonic tools of literacy -- A tool kit for literacy : sense of reality, extremes of experience and limits of reality, association with heroes, sense of wonder, collectuins and hobbies, knowledge and human meaning, narrative understanding, revolt and idealism, changing the context, literate eye, embryonic tools of theoretic thinking -- A tool kit for theoretic thinking : sense of abstract reality, sense of agency, grasp of general ideas and their anomalies, search for authority and truth, meta-narrative understanding -- Conclusion : imagination every day -- Appendix A. Mythic framework -- Appendix B. Romantic framework -- Appendix C. Philosophic framework.
Subjects: Teaching.; Creative thinking; Imagination in children.;
© c2005., Jossey-Bass,
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Secret tree fort / by Farley, Brianne.;
There's a secret tree fort and you're not invited! In this hilarious and hugely imaginative sibling story from the creator of the internationally celebrated Ike's Incredible Ink, two sisters are told to go and play outside on a beautiful day. The little sister wants them to play together - but the big sister, instead, wants to sit under a tree with a book. So the younger sister decides to tempt her with a description of her super-cool, super-secret tree fort. Just what will it take to get her sister to look up? The promise of a water-balloon launcher in case of attack? A trapdoor to look at the stars? A crow's nest where they can see how many whales pass by or watch for pirates? Or the very best part of all, which can't be revealed, because it's a secret?
Subjects: Imagination in children; Tree houses; Sisters;
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Invisible companions : encounters with imaginary friends, gods, ancestors, and angels / by Wigger, J. Bradley,author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index."From the US to Nepal, author J. Bradley Wigger travels five countries on three continents to hear children describe their invisible friends--one-hundred-year-old robins and blue dogs, dinosaurs and teapots, pretend families and shapeshifting aliens--companions springing from the deep well of childhood imagination. Drawing on these interviews, as well as a new wave of developmental research, he finds a fluid and flexible quality to the imaginative mind that is central to learning, to co-operation, and paradoxically, to real-world rationality. Yet Wigger steps beyond psychological territory to explore the religious significance of the kind of mind that develops relationships with invisible beings. Alongisde Cinderella the blue dog, Quack-Quack the duck, and Dino the dinosaur are angels, ancestors, spirits, and gods. What he uncovers is a profound capacity in the religious imagination to see through the surface of reality to more than meets the eye. Punctuated throughout by children's colourful drawings of their see-through interlocutors, the book is highly engaging and alternately endearing, moving, and humorous. Not just for parents or for those who work with children, Invisible Companions will appeal to anyone interested in our mind's creative and spiritual possibilities."--Publisher's description
Subjects: Imaginary companions; Imagination; Imagination in children;
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Parentspeak : what's wrong with how we talk to our children--and what to say instead / by Lehr, Jennifer,1969-;
"Good job!" -- "Who's a big boy?" -- "You're so cute!" -- "Give grandma a kiss!" -- "Be careful!" -- "Can you say thank you?" -- "Share!" -- "Say sorry!" -- "Here comes the tickle monster!" -- "You're okay!" -- "Behave yourself!" -- "I said, right now!" -- "Do you want a time out?" -- "Do you want a spanking?""Imagine if every time you praise your child with "Good job!" you're actually doing more harm than good, offering meaningless approval instead of actually engaging with your child? Or that insisting "Can you say thank you?" is exactly the wrong way to go about teaching manners? Jennifer Lehr is a smart, funny, fearless writer who takes on "parentspeak" and, in the process, offers a conscious, compassionate approach to parenting"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-270).
Subjects: Success in children.; Children; Interpersonal communication in children.; Child rearing.;
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The warrior's heart : becoming a man of compassion and courage / by Greitens, Eric,1974-; Greitens, Eric,1974-Heart and the fist.;
Includes bibliographical references.An adaptation of 'The heart and the fist' for teens.As a humanitarian, he helped aid workers heal orphaned children in Rwanda and lived in camps alongside Bosnian refugees. As a warrior, he excelled at the hardest military training in the world and teamed up with fellow SEALs to hunt al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq. In this adaptation of his memoir, The Heart and the Fist, Eric Greitens brings his adventures to life for teens, sharing stories of friendship, struggle, and hard-earned wisdom. His exciting journey takes readers across the world, from his boyhood home in Missouri, to a factory in China, to the refugee camps of Rwanda, to the battlefield in Iraq. Through his service, he shows how we can all make a difference. Along the way, Eric speaks directly to teens through narratives that allow readers to exercise their imagination and broaden their horizons.--From publisher description.
Subjects: Greitens, Eric, 1974-; United States. Navy. SEALs; United States. Navy; United States. Navy; Humanitarian assistance, American.;
© 2012., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
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Young children and the arts : nurturing imagination and creativity / by Korn-Bursztyn, Carol,1953-;
Includes bibliographical references.
Subjects: Arts; Creative ability in children.;
© c2012., Information Age Pub.,
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The adventures of Beekle : the unimaginary friend / by Santat, Dan.;
An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable--he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.Preschool.480Accelerated ReaderCaldecott Medal, 2015
Subjects: Picture books for children.; Picture books for children.; Children's stories.; Imaginary companions; Friendship; Imaginary playmates; Friendship;
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Parenting mindfully : 101 ways to help raise responsible and caring kids in an unpredictable world / by DePino, Catherine,author.;
Introduction : How can mindfulness help you raise smart, caring, responsible kids? ; What are the basic principles of mindfulness? ; How to use this book -- Bolster confidence -- Encourage responsible behavior -- Boost emotional intelligence -- Motivate excellence -- Teach coping skills -- Instill compassion -- Nurture kindness -- Impart courtesy -- Foster respect -- Curb greediness -- Curtail conflicts -- Deliver meaningful consequences."More than ever, life in our world, nation, and communities appears insecure and unpredictable. Every day, new and disturbing incidents appear on the news that feed this sense of unrest. In our communities, people don't attempt to understand one another's points of view, causing compromise to give way to discord and conflict. This unremitting stress filters down to the way we raise our children and the way our kids respond to accepting the values we work hard to impart. Parenting Mindfully helps you provide your children with a buffer against the challenges they face at home, in school, and in the neighborhood. Following the principles of Mindfulness can help you raise kids who become school smart, street smart, caring human beings. If you want to promote character traits like compassion, kindness, and respect for you and others, using Mindfulness techniques will jumpstart these positive qualities in your children. Imagine what it would be like if you could begin to find a way to parent your kids successfully despite the growing negativity in the world. Parenting Mindfully can help both you and your kids discover a new and rewarding way of living."--Includes bibliographical references.
Subjects: Parenting.; Parent and child.; Caring in children.; Responsibility in children.;
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Cloud cuckoo land : [electronic resource] : A novel. by Doerr, Anthony.; Ireland, Marin.;
Narrator: Marin Ireland.Among the most celebrated and beloved novels of recent times, Cloud Cuckoo Land is a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring story about children on the cusp of adulthood in worlds in peril, who find resilience, hope, and a book. In the 15th century, an orphan named Anna lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople. She learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she finds what might be the last copy of a centuries-old book, the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a utopian paradise in the sky. Outside the walls is Omeir, a village boy, conscripted with his beloved oxen into the army that will lay siege to the city. His path and Anna's will cross. In the present day, in a library in Idaho, octogenarian Zeno rehearses children in a play adaptation of Aethon's story, preserved against all odds through centuries. Tucked among the library shelves is a bomb, planted by a troubled, idealistic teenager, Seymour. This is another siege. And in a not-so-distant future, on the interstellar ship Argos, Konstance is alone in a vault, copying on scraps of sacking the story of Aethon, told to her by her father. Anna, Omeir, Seymour, Zeno, and Konstance are dreamers and outsiders whose lives are gloriously intertwined. Doerr's dazzling imagination transports us to worlds so dramatic and immersive that we forget, for a time, our own.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 418204 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Historical Fiction.; Literature.;
© 2021., Simon & Schuster Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=6032358 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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